:''Note in particular that this George Smith is to be distinguished from George Smith (assyriologist)
(1840–1876) who researched in some overlapping areas.''
'''Sir George Adam Smith''' Fellow of the British Academy|FBA
(19 October 1856 - 3 March 1942), Scottish theologian, was born in Calcutta
, where his father, George Smith, Order of the Indian Empire|C.I.E.
, was then Principal of the Doveton College
, a boys' school.
He was educated at Edinburgh
in the Royal High School (Edinburgh)|Royal High School
, the University of Edinburgh
and the New College, Edinburgh|New College
. After studying for summer semesters at the University of Tübingen
(1876) and the University of Leipzig
(1878) and travelling in Egypt and Syria, he entered the ministry of the Free Church of Scotland (1843-1900)|Free Church of Scotland
and was appointed professor of Old Testament
subjects in the Trinity College,...